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Entrepreneurs’ trust plans solar tech park

According to reports, a solar research and technology park may come up at Chakan. Besides, a solar research institute and a centre of incubation and entrepreneurship was proposed by Entrepreneurs’ International on Tuesday.

The Entrepreneurs’ International (EI) is a trust registered with the Union government for budding entrepreneurs in the country. The solar project will be developed in various cities in collaboration with Solar Valley, an energy group from Germany.

“The EI has formed a national core committee for the solar research and technology park (SRTP) project and will set up a special purpose vehicle to ensure proper implementation. The proposed SRTP will create modern infrastructure for research, training and manufacturing of solar and allied industries,” said EI chairman Santosh Lalwani.

The SRTP will house a solar research institute for basic and applied research in the field of solar energy, which includes areas like photovoltaic components, electrochemical storage, electrical systems, power electronics, etc. Besides, a training institute to impart skill development and training in latest technologies of solar and allied systems is expected to come up at the proposed park along with a centre for incubation and entrepreneurship so as to encourage entrepreneurship in field of solar energy.

“We have already received an offer to set up a solar park on a 100-acre land in Chennai. Next in line is Pune. We are scouting for land here,” Lalwani said.

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